Citizen Activism

We are concerned members of our communities, caring citizens, adherents of the Social Contract. But what does it mean to be an activist? Do I have to attend a rally or participate in a march? Is it enough to sign the occasional on-line petition? Does anything I do really matter? What exactly is Activism?

These are questions that many of us ask at one point or another, and the notion of activism can be a daunting one. The reality is that there is much the average citizen can do from the minimal time commitment to full immersion in one or more causes. There are no limits, and no effort is too small. Indeed, there are 13 Types of Activism. You may already be an activist and not even know it.

In this section, we offer examples of activism among our members and affiliates, as well as ways that you, too, can engage the political process to work with other concerned Democrats in the state of South Carolina and beyond toward important goals. Be sure to visit our Issues pages for specific information and actions currently engaged by Democrats in the state. But the most important thing that any of us can do is work toward building a coalition of democratic-minded citizens, whose common values can be leveraged toward important common goals.

As the African Proverb says…

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together!”

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